1928 World Series

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1928 World Series Program


In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. Along with 1927, this was the first time a team had swept consecutive Series.

Babe Ruth hit .625 (10 for 16) as the Yankees demolished their opponents by a combined score of 27 to 10. Like 1926, Ruth rocketed three home run balls over the right field pavilion at Sportsman's Park in Game 4. Unlike 1926, this was also the final game of the Series and served as a punctuation mark on the Yankees' dominance.

Lou Gehrig also had a good Series. He drove in as many runs by himself as the entire Cardinals team combined.

Bill McKechnie became the second manager to lead two different teams to the World Series, and like Pat Moran, he won one and lost one.


1928 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 4th, 1928
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 61,425

1928 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St.Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
New York 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 x 4 7 0


1928 World Series Game 1-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 1, New York Yankees 4

St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Douthit cf 3 0 0 0 Paschal cf 4 0 0 0
High 3b 4 0 0 0 Durst cf 0 0 0 0
Frisch 2b 4 0 0 0 Koenig ss 4 1 1 0
Bottomley 1b 3 1 2 1 Ruth rf 4 2 3 0
Hafey lf 4 0 0 0 Gehrig 1b 4 0 2 2
Harper rf 3 0 1 0 Meusel lf 4 1 1 2
Wilson c 3 0 0 0 Lazzeri 2b 2 0 0 0
Maranville ss 2 0 0 0 Durocher 2b 1 0 0 0
Orsatti ph 0 0 0 0 Dugan 3b 3 0 0 0
Thevenow ss 0 0 0 0 Bengough c 3 0 0 0
Sherdel p 2 0 0 0 Hoyt p 3 0 0 0
Holm ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Johnson p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 29 1 3 1 Total 32 4 7 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
New York 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 x 4 7 0
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Sherdel L(0-1) 7.0 4 3 3 0 2
Johnson 1.0 3 1 1 0 0
Total 8.0 7 4 4 0 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hoyt W(1-0) 9.0 3 1 1 3 6
Total 9.0 3 1 1 3 6

E–Maranville (1). 2B–New York Ruth 2 (2,off Sherdel 2); Gehrig (1,off Sherdel). HR–St. Louis Bottomley (1,7th inning off Hoyt 0 on, 1 out), New York Meusel (1,4th inning off Sherdel 1 on, 1 out). CS–Wilson (1,2nd base by Hoyt/Bengough). U-HP–Brick Owens (AL), 1B–Cy Rigler (NL), 2B–Bill McGowan (AL), 3B–Cy Pfirman (NL). T–1:49. A–61,425.


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1928 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 5th, 1928
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 60,714

1928 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
New York 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 x 9 8 2


1928 World Series Game 2-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 3, New York Yankees 9

St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Douthit cf 4 0 0 0 Durst cf 2 1 2 1
High 3b 3 0 0 0 Paschal ph,cf 2 0 1 1
Frisch 2b 3 0 2 0 Koenig ss 5 0 0 0
Bottomley 1b 4 0 0 0 Ruth rf 3 2 2 0
Hafey lf 4 0 0 0 Gehrig 1b 3 2 1 3
Harper rf 3 1 0 0 Meusel lf 3 2 1 1
Wilson c 4 1 1 1 Lazzeri 2b 3 0 0 0
Maranville ss 3 1 1 0 Durocher 2b 0 0 0 0
Alexander p 1 0 0 1 Robertson 3b 2 1 0 0
Mitchell p 2 0 0 0 Dugan ph,3b 0 0 0 1
Orsatti ph 1 0 0 0 Bengough c 3 1 1 1
- - - - - Pipgras p 2 0 0 1
Total 32 3 4 2 Total 28 9 8 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
New York 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 x 9 8 2
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander L(0-1) 2.1 6 8 8 4 1
Mitchell 5.2 2 1 1 2 3
Total 8.0 8 9 9 6 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pipgras W(1-0) 9.0 4 3 2 4 8
Total 9.0 4 3 2 4 8

E–Mitchell (1), Koenig (1), Lazzeri (1). DP–St. Louis 1, New York 1. 2B–St. Louis Wilson (1,off Pipgras), New York Meusel (1,off Alexander); Ruth (3,off Mitchell). HR–New York Gehrig (1,1st inning off Alexander 2 on, 1 out). SH–Pipgras (1,off Alexander); Lazzeri (1,off Mitchell). SF–Dugan (1,off Mitchell). HBP–Pipgras (1,by Mitchell). SB–Frisch 2 (2,2nd base off Pipgras/Bengough 2); Meusel (1,2nd base off Mitchell/Wilson). HBP–Mitchell (1,Pipgras). U-HP–Cy Rigler (NL), 1B–Bill McGowan (AL), 2B–Cy Pfirman (NL), 3B–Brick Owens (AL). T–2:04. A–60,714.


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1928 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 7th, 1928
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 39,602

1928 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 7 7 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 3


1928 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Yankees 7, St. Louis Cardinals 3

New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Durst cf 5 1 0 0 Douthit cf 4 1 1 0
Koenig ss 5 0 1 0 High 3b 5 1 2 1
Ruth rf 4 2 2 1 Frisch 2b 2 1 1 0
Gehrig 1b 2 2 2 3 Bottomley 1b 4 0 1 2
Meusel lf 3 1 0 0 Hafey lf 4 0 2 0
Lazzeri 2b 3 1 0 0 Holm rf 4 0 1 0
Durocher 2b 0 0 0 0 Wilson c 4 0 0 0
Robertson 3b 4 0 1 1 Maranville ss 4 0 1 0
Bengough c 4 0 1 0 Haines p 2 0 0 0
Zachary p 4 0 0 0 Johnson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Blades ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Rhem p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Orsatti ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 7 7 5 Total 35 3 9 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 7 7 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Zachary W(1-0) 9.0 9 3 3 1 7
Total 9.0 9 3 3 1 7
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Haines L(0-1) 6.0 6 6 3 3 3
Johnson 1.0 1 1 0 1 1
Rhem 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 7 7 3 4 5

E–Lazzeri (2), Robertson (1), Hafey (1), Wilson 2 (2). DP–New York 1, St. Louis 1. 2B–St. Louis High (1,off Zachary). 3B–St. Louis Bottomley (1,off Zachary). HR–New York Gehrig 2 (3,2nd inning off Haines 0 on, 0 out,4th inning off Haines 1 on, 1 out). SH–Frisch (1,off Zachary). HBP–Douthit (1,by Zachary). SB–Meusel (2,Home off Haines/Wilson); Lazzeri (1,2nd base off Haines/Wilson). HBP–Zachary (1,Douthit). U-HP–Bill McGowan (AL), 1B–Cy Pfirman (NL), 2B–Brick Owens (AL), 3B–Cy Rigler (NL). T–2:00. A–39,602.


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1928 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 9th, 1928
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 37,331

1928 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 7 15 2
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0

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1928 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 7, St. Louis Cardinals 3

New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Paschal cf 4 0 1 0 Orsatti cf 5 1 2 0
Durst cf 1 1 1 1 High 3b 5 0 3 0
Koenig ss 5 0 1 0 Frisch 2b 4 0 0 1
Ruth rf 5 3 3 3 Bottomley 1b 3 0 0 0
Gehrig 1b 2 1 1 1 Hafey lf 3 0 1 0
Meusel rf 5 1 1 0 Harper rf 3 0 0 0
Lazzeri 2b 4 1 3 0 Smith c 4 0 3 0
Durocher 2b 1 0 0 0 Martin pr 0 1 0 0
Dugan 3b 3 0 1 0 Maranville ss 4 1 2 0
Robertson 3b 2 0 0 1 Sherdel p 3 0 0 0
Bengough c 3 0 1 0 Alexander p 0 0 0 0
Combs ph 0 0 0 1 Holm ph 1 0 0 1
Collins c 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Hoyt p 4 0 1 0 - - - - -
Total 40 7 15 7 Total 35 3 11 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 7 15 2
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hoyt W(2-0) 9.0 11 3 2 3 8
Total 9.0 11 3 2 3 8
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Sherdel L(0-2) 6.1 11 4 4 3 1
Alexander 2.2 4 3 3 0 1
Total 9.0 15 7 7 3 2

E–Koenig (2), Hoyt (1). DP–New York 1, St. Louis 1. 2B–New York Lazzeri (1,off Alexander); Collins (1,off Alexander), St. Louis High (2,off Hoyt); Maranville (1,off Hoyt); Orsatti (1,off Hoyt). HR–New York Ruth 3 (3,4th inning off Sherdel 0 on, 0 out,7th inning off Sherdel 0 on, 1 out,8th inning off Alexander 0 on, 1 out); Gehrig (4,7th inning off Sherdel 0 on, 1 out); Durst (1,8th inning off Alexander 0 on, 0 out). SH–Hoyt (1,off Sherdel). SF–Combs (1,off Alexander); Frisch (1,off Hoyt). SB–Lazzeri (2,3rd base off Sherdel/Smith); Maranville (1,2nd base off Hoyt/Bengough). CS–Smith (1,2nd base by Hoyt/Bengough). U-HP–Cy Pfirman (NL), 1B–Brick Owens (AL), 2B–Cy Rigler (NL), 3B–Bill McGowan (AL). T–2:25. A–37,331.


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1928 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Grover Alexander p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0
Ray Blades ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jim Bottomley 1b 4 14 3 0 1 1 1 3 .214 2 6 0
Taylor Douthit of 3 11 1 0 0 0 1 1 .091 1 1 0
Frankie Frisch 2b 4 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231 2 2 2
Chick Hafey of 4 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1 4 0
Jesse Haines p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
George Harper of 3 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 2 2 0
Andy High 3b 4 17 5 2 0 0 1 1 .294 1 3 0
Wattie Holm of 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 0 1 0
Syl Johnson p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Rabbit Maranville ss 4 13 4 1 0 0 2 0 .308 1 1 1
Pepper Martin pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Clarence Mitchell p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ernie Orsatti of 4 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 .286 1 3 0
Flint Rhem p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Bill Sherdel p 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Earl Smith c 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 0 0 0
Tommy Thevenow ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jimmie Wilson c 3 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 .091 0 3 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 131 27 5 1 1 10 9 .206 11 29 3

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1928 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Grover Alexander 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 5.0 19.80 10 2 11 4
Jesse Haines 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4.50 6 3 3 3
Syl Johnson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50 4 1 1 1
Clarence Mitchell 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 1.59 2 3 1 2
Flint Rhem 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 0 1 0 0
Bill Sherdel 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 13.1 4.72 15 3 7 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 9 4 0 0 0 34.0 6.09 37 13 23 13

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1928 World Series

New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Benny Bengough c 4 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231 1 1 0
Pat Collins c 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Earle Combs ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0
Joe Dugan 3b 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 0 0 0
Leo Durocher 2b 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Cedric Durst of 4 8 3 0 0 1 3 2 .375 0 1 0
Lou Gehrig 1b 4 11 6 1 0 4 5 9 .545 6 0 0
Waite Hoyt p 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 0 0 0
Mark Koenig ss 4 19 3 0 0 0 1 0 .158 0 1 0
Tony Lazzeri 2b 4 12 3 1 0 0 2 0 .250 1 0 2
Bob Meusel of 4 15 3 1 0 1 5 3 .200 2 5 2
Ben Paschal of 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 1 0 0
George Pipgras p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0
Gene Robertson 3b 3 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 .125 1 0 0
Babe Ruth of 4 16 10 3 0 3 9 4 .625 1 2 0
Tom Zachary p 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 134 37 7 0 9 27 25 .276 13 13 4

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1928 World Series

New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Waite Hoyt 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 1.50 6 14 3 6
George Pipgras 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 2.00 4 8 2 4
Tom Zachary 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 3.00 1 7 3 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 2.00 27 29 8 11

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